- Arun Valley Treks - Lower Solu
- 13 days
The Arun Valley trek takes travelers to one of the oldest trade routes of Nepal that were once used by the locals to take goods, especially agricultural products to Namche Bazaar. Arun Valley is the deepest valley in Nepal situated in between two significant national parks, Makalu-Barun National Park and Everest National Park. Due to its positioning, it consists of a diverse and abundant flora and fauna. The valley has been honored by an assortment of wild creatures and vegetation and is a habitat of more than 650 unique types of birds and more than 800 species of butterflies. Trekkers also get to witness the world famous endangered red pandas on the way up the valley. Aside from its inexhaustible biodiversity, the valley is likewise celebrated for its beautiful Sherpa and Rai towns and the unbelievable perspectives of the Himalayan giants including Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and so forth that it offers to its guests.
The trek to Arun Valley trek begins from a scenic flight to Phalpu which lies in the north-east region of Nepal. Voyagers feel overwhelmed by the mountain flight as they get the chance to witness the fascinating view of the mountain peaks and meandering landscapes. After an amazing flight above the clouds, we begin our first climb to Jhareni which lies at an elevation of 2096 m. Trekkers find themselves walking past the scattered Rai villages as they head to Waku, one of the highlights of the trek. Stumbling upon the natural beauty in Waku, the trail ascends towards Sotang followed by the remarkable hospitality of locals in Bung. After a few days walk we head up to Jaubari, where we get to experience the authentic lifestyle of Sherpa people and their culture and traditions. Travellers pass through dwindling rivers, swinging suspension bridges and bamboo houses in Gothebazaar.
Arun Valley is undoubtedly a hot spot for travellers who want to witness and experience rich natural resources, wild flora, and fauna with a perfect blend of the scenic beauty of the mountain vistas.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport. Free for the day socializing with fellow trip mates and dinner at evening with a brief orientation about the tour.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Phaplu flight and trek to Jhareni Flight time: 40m.Trek to Junbesi Trekking time: 5 to 6hrs
Day 03: Jhareni to Waku Trekking time: 6 to 7hrs
Day 04: Waku explore day Trekking time: 6hrs
Day 05: Waku to Sotang (1597 m) Trekking time: 6 to 7hrs.
Day 06: Sotang to Bung (1900 m) Trekking times: 4 to 5hrs.
Day 07: Bung to Saanam (2850) Trekking time: 7 to 8hrs
Day 08: Saanam to Jaubari (2040 m) Trekking time: 7 to 8hr.
Day 09: Jaubari to Gothebazar (775m) Trekking time: 6 to 7hrs.
Day 10: Gothebazar to Katikeghat (300m,) Trekking time: 7 to 8hrs.
Day 11: Katikeghat to Tumlingtar (460m) Trekking time: 7 to 8hrs.
Day 12: Tumlingtar to Kathamandu by flihgt ,Flight time: 40 minet
Day 13: Departure
Malung treks and expedition bids you farewell with all the best wishes until we se
ItineraryDay One: : Kathmandu to Phaplu flight and trek to Jhareni
Flight time: 40m.
Trek to Junbesi
Trekking time: 5 to 6hrs.
We head out to the airport to catch an early morning flight to Phaplu from Kathmandu. A half an hour scenic flight to Phaplu excites us for our upcoming journey. Upon arrival at Phalpu, after a quick rest, we head out for our first climb to Jhareni (2096 m). Overnight at a lodge.
Day Two : Jhareni to Waku
Trekking time: 6 to 7hrs
After an early morning breakfast, the trail steeply ascends and we make our way up towards our destination for the day, Waku. After approximately 6 to 7 hours of the climb, we finally reach Waku where we spend our night at a local guesthouse.
Day Three: : Waku explore day
Trekking time: 6hrs
An early morning sunrise at Waku is worth every hardship you faced while climbing up to the region. As the rays of the sun hit the mountain peaks, the gigantic Himalayas appear to be more appealing. The region is famous for its hospitable Sherpa people who treat their guests with warmth. We explore every trail of Waku today and admire the incredible ambiance of the place.
Day Four : Waku to Sotang (1597 m)
Trekking time: 6 to 7hrs.
We climb up the trail from Waku which takes us through the scattered villages of Rai settlements passing through lush green forests at Sotang. The way of life and way of life of local people here merit encountering. Overnight at a lodge. We climb up the trail from Waku which takes us through the scattered villages of Rai settlements passing through lush green forests at Sotang. The way of life and way of life of local people here merit encountering. Overnight at a lodge.
Day Five: : Sotang to Bung (1900 m)
Trekking times: 4 to 5hrs.
After an early morning breakfast, we make our way to Bung. The trail ascends up passing through firs, shrubs and sparse rhododendron forests. Bung is another region that has scattered whitewashed Rai settlements. We enjoy the pleasant walk to Bung and stay overnight at a lodge
Day Six: : Bung to Saanam (2850)
Trekking time: 7 to 8hrs
We make our way up from Bung. The day is again followed by dense rhododendron forests which grow alongside a few Mani walls and Stupas, making the area appear even more beautiful. After every step further up, you get a glimpse of the peak of Solu Khumbu at a far distance. Walking past damp forests, we reach Saanam. Overnight at a lodge.
Day Seven: : Saanam to Jaubari (2040 m)
Trekking time: 7 to 8hr.
We take our leave from Saanam early morning and start with a positive and energetic attitude as the climb is a little tedious today and demands hours of climbing. You come across a few ridge walks and slopes before reaching Jaubari. The strenuous walk is rewarded with an amazing view of the green steep hills and valleys.
Day Eight: : Jaubari to Gothebazar (775m)
Trekking time: 6 to 7hrs
En route Gothebazaar, we pass through many bamboo houses where Rai people and few people from other ethnic groups live as a community. We walk across gentle trails crossing a few rice paddies set on the bank of Arun Koshi River as we reach Gothebazar.
Day Nine: : Gothebazar to Katikeghat (300m)
Trekking time: 7 to 8hrs.
After a light meal, we take our leave from Gothebazar and stumble upon a trail that takes us to Katikeghat. The trail descends down passing through the banks of rivers alongside high rice terraces and Rai people settlements. We stay overnight at a lodge.
Day Ten: : Katikeghat to Tumlingtar (460m)
Trekking time: 7 to 8hrs.
We head out from Katikeghat. From here, we walk past Mangmaya Khola along the soft yet cool breeze as we finally reach Tumlingtar, also known as the gateway to Makalu region. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Day Eleven: : Tumlingtar to Kathamandu by flihgt
Flight time: 40 minet
we fly back to Kathmandu via airplane enjoying the sceneries of the lowlands and mesmerizing landscapes.
- Airport pick up and drop by private
- Conservation and all other entry permits
- TIMS Card
- English speaking trekking guide
- 1 porter between 2 trekkers
- Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
- Accommodations during the trekking part
- Transport by land and domestic flight ticket
- Insurance for staff
- Personal equipment for trekking gear
- Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Emergency rescue evacuation
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (tips)
- Bar bills, mineral water on trek
Accommodation3*** base hotel in Kathmandu with Break fast and (camping )home stay for minimum group size.
MealsBreak fast, lunch, dinner and tea coffee during the trip.